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UK Americana Awards presented

By | Published on Friday 3 February 2017

Jools Holland, Van Morrison and Martin Talbot

The UK Americana Awards took place for the second year at St John at Hackney church last night, closing the two day Americana Music Association UK conference.

Among the winners was Van Morrison, who was presented the award for Best Selling UK Americana Album of 2016 for his LP ‘Keep Me Singing’. He received his prize from Jools Holland and Official Charts Company boss Martin Talbot, who was busy marking the first anniversary of the weekly Official Americana Albums Chart.

“It has been a great first year for the Official Americana Chart, which has brought attention to almost 180 releases in this burgeoning sector, generating sales of more than 500,000 albums”, says Talbot. “Congratulations to Van Morrison, The Lumineers and Elle King in helping drive that success”.

Here’s the full list of winners:

UK Album Of The Year: Lewis & Leigh – Ghost
International Album Of The Year: Sam Outlaw – Angeleno

UK Artist Of The Year: Yola Carter
International Artist Of The Year: Sturgill Simpson

UK Song Of The Year: Lewis & Leigh – The 4:19
International Song Of The Year: Margo Price – Hands Of Time

UK Instrumentalist Of The Year: Chris ‘CJ’ Hillman

Best Selling UK Americana Album: Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing

Lifetime Achievement Award: Richard Thompson
Trailblazer Award: Albert Lee
Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award: Wildwood Kin